Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas has said he is delighted for the Madridista fanbase having reached the final of the Champions League.
The keeper kept two clean sheets in the semi-final tie against last year’s winners Bayern Munich as Los Blancos ran out 5-0 winners overall. With many pundits doubting whether they could hold on to their 1-0 first leg lead at the Allianz Arena, Carlo Ancelotti’s men put in a sensational display and blew their opponents away with two goals each for Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Afterwards, Casillas said the team would look forward to the final in Lisbon on May 24, but would switch their attention back to La Liga in the faint hope they can overhaul Atletico de Madrid in the title race.
“When I got my first win I never thought I’d get to this stage and I’m pleased and happy for the fans. It would be wrong for us to think that we are now the favourites. We have to enjoy today, and then think about the league, put pressure on Atlético and try to win the title. The side were great,” Casillas said.
When asked about how it feels to be back in the final, Casillas stated he was delighted having missed out at the final hurdle for three years in a row.
He commented: “We have showed an enormous capacity of concentration and it is just when we have managed to get through to the final. Bayern are the reigning champions of Europe. We have come after three years falling at the final hurdle but we got there at the fourth attempt.”